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Nutrition News


March 2018


It that time of year again.  We invite our community to come enjoy lunch with the students.  We will be inviting 5th grade guest on March 26th and 4th grade guest on March 28th.  We have enjoyed this event and hope to see you!  Look for information coming soon.  We also want to extend the invitation to the PRMS and PRHS.  Feel free to call the office and let them know.  We enjoy the opportunity to have you in our cafeterias.  We also want to thank the community for their support. 

We would like to welcome Danell Ragsdale to the elementary cafeteria staff.  Danell has been a substitute cook for the district since 2017 and we are happy to have her as a permanent cook. 

Our Wellness Committee met with our KSDE assigned coach this month.  The committee and coach discussed how to be more involved with YOU, the community.  The Wellness Committee would like to encourage the participation of our students.  We are hoping to enlist a High School student and a Middle School student to be apart of the great things happening within the Wellness Plan.  If your student is interested in health, physical activity, food and community involvement please notify anyone on our committee. Committe members are found on the Nutrition and Wellness page. 

Pleasant Ridge Cafeterias are always in need of substitutes. If you are interested in subbing in our kitchen please go to USD 449 and click on Employment Opportunities.  Apply for the substitute position. 

Encourage your student to know the entree choices before arriving at school.  The kitchen prepares the entree from a meal count generated by first hour class, and wants your students choice to be available when they arrive in the cafeteria. 

An example of our fresh Salad Bar at the Middle School and High School level are as follows:

Lettuce romaine and iceberg, cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, celery, green peppers, cheese, cottage cheese, pickles, olives, croutons, bacon bits, sunflower seeds and ranch dressing. 

Fresh fruit is offered through out the day in our cafeterias. 

We offer a variety of breakfast choices for you student every morning.  Grab and go items make it easy for your student to start their day off right.



Please be sure we have your child’s allergen food form on file.

Feel free to email with any questions or concerns.  



Nancy Horton

USD 449 Food Service Representative